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with iran and mr. obama ended with it. let's listen to what mr. obama had to say. >> notwithstanding our efforts and success in mobilizing the international community, diplomacy and sanctions have not stopped iran's nuclear program. and you know my views are that in order to do so, diplomacy and sanctions must be augmented by clear and credible threat of military action. in this regard, mr. president, i want to thank you once again for always making clear that israel must be able to defend itself by itself against any threat. mr. netanyahu has made similar statements before, but tonight in those remarks he was absolutely emphatic. pressure on iran was not working. there had to be a clear threat. and emphasizing at israel's right to strike on its own if necessary. but mr. obama also had very strong wortman ahkeem to iran as well. iranr policy is to prevent from acquiring a nuclear weapon. we prefer to do it -- to resolve this diplomatically. there is still time to do so. iran's leaders have to understand have to meet the international obligations. meanwhile, the international community wi
>> live from dw here in berlin, this is the "journal." >> barack obama and benjamin netanyahu reaffirm u.s.-israeli ties and stress a common stance against iran. >> bailout crisis meetings continue in cyprus as the central bank announces the banks will remain shut until next week. >> and from berlin to the himalayan kingdom of bhutan, we asked what makes people smile on the international day of happiness. it is a visit heavier on symbolism than on substance. president barack obama is in israel right now, where he has promised america's enduring support for the jewish state. he also stressed the need for peace. >> but obama is not expected to provide new initiatives or policy moves in the area of the middle east peace process, which is secondary to israeli leaders when compared to the possibility of a nuclear iran. president obama and prime minister netanyahu have given a press conference. we will talk to our jerusalem correspondent about that in a moment. >> but first, the israeli president said that president barack obama has a vision that can transform the middle east. the p
in iran, chemical in syria. has given president obama's middle east trip a new sense of urgency tonight. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu says he believes that president obama is determined to keep iran from developing nuclear weapo weapons. he reiterated israel's determination to take military action necessary. the two leaders discussed reports about the use of chemical weapons in syria. crossing of president obama's red line. we have fox team coverage tonight. rosen looks at the iran issue but we begin with ed henry in jerusalem with worries over the deadly action in neighboring syria. hello, ed. >> reporter: good evening, bret. most significant with the president's strong tone throwing out the possibility of military action. he has issued the warpings before. >> talking tough in the first public comments that chemical weapons have been used in syria, president obama said the regime in damascus will be held accountable. >> when you start seeing weapons that can cause potential devastation and mass casualties, and you let that genie out of the bottle, then you are looking pote
which is now, that iran would be approaching the nuclear threshold. obama said last week, from a year. so they're going to try to hash this out to some degree and present a common front action and of course netanyahu doesn't really truly believe that obama would use military force to stop iran. obama is worried in a netanyahu would use military force prematurely. so there's a lot to talk about in just that one area. >> the president described their relationship as business-like. now we see them in their shirt sleeves. >> wearing the same color tie. >> wearing the same color tie, wid coordinated, joking, chatting. >> what are you going to do? i want a schmooze-fest. >> the truth is they do have what they determine a very candid relationship. they do -- they do exchange views in a very, very deliberate and frank way, and so they do have that openness, about you they aren't friends, one is a right-leaning, and the other is a left-leaning president. they're not going to get along so well. >> so many security helicopters, i assume we'll hear marine one as it makes movements here. you had a
are seen as shared fears, shared interest -- talk between obama fearstanyahu, on shared -- iran developing a nuclear weapon and a situation in syria which is seen very much as a threat to stability. these will be the issues that will dominate the discussion. is a the studio with me senior political analyst. mike was sending the main ground that these two leaders want to syria.ill be iran and there is a difference in opinion as to how imminent a threat iran and its nuclear program is. are they going to be able to find common ground here? >> yes, it is about how imminent in the threat, and even more important, how to deal with it. president obama insists it will be america that will call the shots on iran and not israel. that is a row, even if it has the right to act on its own defense security, it would be america that has its back -- israel, even if it has the right to act on its own defense security. it does it will be america who decides what goes on and how iran will be handled and not israel. or at least of israel acted they would have to do so in tandem with the united states. onia --
. and the security of israel is nonnegotiatable. >> during a meeting with the israeli prime minister president obama discussed iran's pursuit of a nuclear weapon. >> all option are on the table. >> u.s. investigating a claim that rebel forces used chemical weapons in an attack. >> we intend to investigate what happened. >> the president using the trip to make a connection with the israeli people. today, planting a magnolia tree with israeli president simmon perez. the embassy released this video. and look at the body language as they joked during a news conference. >> there are very good looking young men who clearly got their looks from their mother. >> i can say the same of your daughter autos this is true. >> the president and prime minister discussed the peace process. mr. obama meets was the palestinian president on thursday. >> the presidential limo is going to be out of service during the stay in israel. the vehicle had to be towed away today. reports claim the car stopped running after the driver filled a tank with gas instead of diesel fuel. really is in the secret service says that is not
last week. in which mr. obama said iran has over a year or so to go before it can claim an operational nuclear weapon if it's even made a decision to build one that raised questions about the differing time lines. the white house and jerusalem have on issue that. differences that the president today acid usely played down. -- unpress -- unprecedented. there is not a lot of daylight between our country are's assessments in terms of where iran is right now. >> with almost everything president obama said about the islamic regime netanyahu agreed but then insisted the issue isn't just iran's final attainment of the bomb but rather weather before that happens the regime's technological advancement make a point of no return strip the western powersability ability to interview screen. >> i think there is a misunderstanding about time. to make a weapon you need two things. you need enriched uranium of a critical amount and then you need a weapon. iran gets to an immunity zone when they get through the enrichment process. in our view. >> in our view, he said. now, netanyahu also said israel can
," focus of the president's trip to israel is the danger imposedpy iran and syria. president obama promises to do whatever is necessary to keep iran from developing weapons. there are reports if chemical weapons are being used in syria and it means. are you rights threatened by the use of drones in the u.s.? the chairman of the federal reserve says there will be no changechanges in fed policy. we look at the state of the u.s. economy. our series on the anniversary of invasion of iraq catches up with one of the men at the tip of the spear. "special report" starts at 6:00 eastern. now back to new york and my colleagues with "the five." ♪ ♪ >> greg: ho chi min. the show, not albanians had the contestants travel to hanoi, vietnam. they were made to mem mize a communist song, done by a kid in front of a large portrait of the north vietnamese murder dictate or ho chi minh. >> this requires them to watch the performance of the patriotic vietnamese. at the end, they will reveal the words of a celebrated quote. ♪ ♪ >> greg: in the song a contestant said it's like one direction. yes, if it wa
talked about iran first. president obama mentioned it last. in fact, prefacing it with the word finally. and here's what they said. >> we prefer to resolve this diplomatically. and there's still time to do so. >> diplomacy and sanctions so far have not stopped iran's nuclear program. >> do you think the u.s. really has, i'll quote president obama, all options on the table when it comes to iran when you hear words like you heard today? >> well, erin, i think we have to look at the facts. and the facts are that words in washington or in jerusalem don't stop centrifuges and events. as all this has gone on, the iranians actually tripled the pace that they're accelerated the pace of uranium enrichment and so it's not actually stopping iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon. so i agree with the prime minister that we have to be -- have to have credible threat on the table beyond the diplomatic threat. >> do you trust the united states would truly act in a military all in sort of way if forced with that decision? >> i would hope that america will stand behind us. you know, we've never asked amer
the president talking about iran in israel. >> obama: we do not have a policy of containment when it comes to a nuclear iran. our policy is to prevent iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon. united states will continue to consult closely with israel on next steps and i will repeat, all options are on the table. we will do what is necessary to prevent iran from getting the world's worst weapons. >> michael: eleanor, who is he speaking to, and do you think this is just posturing? >> no. he has said those identical words before. this is the first time he's saying itsaying it on israeli soil. yes, he is sending a message to iran. he means it this time. he really means it. i think he is conveying that. >> michael: yeah, well, we wanted him to mean things many times before, and i agree. i heard him today, and i thought he meant it. he was asked about syria, and why the america has not been involved more in syria. >> obama: as is always the case when it comes to issues of war and peace the facts before you are important. it is incorrect for you to say we have done nothing. we have helped to mobiliz
: little progress is expected on peace talks between israel and iran but president barack obama and bet washington nationals could come to -- bet -- prime minister benjamin netanyahu said president barack obama is taking the lead on how u.s. will respond to iran's threats and that's because the u.s. is israel's strongest ally and iran could have a nuclear weapon to use in the next few months and they believe it could not happen for another year which could form more peace talks. he wants to talk about peace. >> to speak directly to the people of israel and to neighbors... >> reporter: the president is meeting with israel and the two will hold a news conference. live in washington kyla campbell ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> the 15-year-old girl from pakistan who was shot in the head by the taliban because she fought for the rights of women now has a new school to go to. she is attending school in birmingham england. last october she was shot by a taliban who shot her in the head who claims she was promoting western thinking. she said she wants all girls to have the basic opportunities
? >> reporter: little progress is expected on peace talks between israel and iran but president barack obama and bet washington nationals could come to -- bet -- prime minister benjamin netanyahu said president barack obama is taking the lead on how u.s. will respond to iran's threats and that's because the u.s. is israel's strongest ally and iran could have a nuclear weapon to use in the next few months and they believe it could not happen for another year which could form more peace talks. he wants to talk about peace. >> to speak directly to the people of israel and to neighbors... >> reporter: the president is meeting with israel and the two will hold a news conference. live in washington kyla campbell ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> the 15-year-old girl from pakistan who was shot in the head by the taliban because she fought for the rights of women now has a new school to go to. she is attending school in birmingham england. last october she was shot by a taliban who shot her in the head who claims she was promoting western thinking. she said she want
minister netanyahu says he's convince president obama is determined to keep iran from getting the bomb, no daylight between the two of them on that. president obama says there's, quote, not a lot of daylight between the united states and israel on their assessments of iran's nuclear progress. they're about a year from getting a bomb if they want it. the prime minister echoed those statements, agreeing with that. so of all of this talk of division between the two and problems behind the scenes, none of that evident today. very little daylight. ed henry is traveling with the president and is live in jerusalem. a lot of talk about the reports of chemical weapons being used in syria and the definition of chemical weapons varies between ours here and there's over there. >> it does. the president was on defense because a reporter from israel questioned and suggested the president, the u.s. has 0 done nothing to stop the salute nowhere syria. the president pushed back and said while it hasn't been arms support there were other support. he was skeptical about reports the syrian rebels were usi
. and of course, there is the constant threat from iran which president obama himself warned could be less than a f having a nuclear weapon. so as we await this historical-making news conference we want to check in with our own leland vittert live with the headlines from israel and syria. >> reporter: megyn, the israelis think may have been used in syria yesterday. but understand that here chemical weapons have a different meaning than the united states. in u.s. you're talking vx gas, sarin gas. and weapons of mass destruction. and the proof of some type of chemical attacks by the rebels, seem to show if anything a chlorine gas attack or some type of missile or weapon ended up in a chlorine tank and spread the noxious gas. we're not seeing the kind of effects of a mass destruction chemical weapon that would have been used. and the white house is saying they have no evidence of a chemical attack. and there's something certainly that prime minister netanyahu and the president will talk about. and prime minister netanyahu has been talking about a chemical weapon, but on the tarmac all smile. you
>> ifill: on the first foreign trip of his second term, president obama today reassured israelis of his commitment to the nation and renewed warnings to iran and syria. we begin our coverage with a report from margaret warner who is on the ground there. >> warner: it was all sunshine and smiles as the president arrived on a sparkling day outside tel aviv. his tense, occasionally stormy relationship with prime minister netanyahu momentarily set aside as he began his first presidential visit to israel. >> good to see you. it's wonderful to be here. >> warner: the apparent goodwill led to a moment of levity about a deadly-serious issue that tops the agenda here-- the u.s. and israel's differing views on how to confront iran's advancing nuclear program, and what should be the trigger for military action against it. >> you hear about red lines all the time, right? >> bibi's always talking about redlines. this is all a psychological ploy! >> this was minutely planned! >> warner: netanyahu famously set his redline for action against iran's progress toward a bomb at the u.n. last fall.
believes providing military rolls will be helpful to bringing an end to the war. >>> president barack obama arrived in israel for the first time since being elected. kyla campbell reports from the washington d.c. newsroom and iran is expected to be the hot topic in his discussion with israeli leaders. >> reporter: president barack obama and prime minister benjamin netanyahu have focused on israel. shortly after arriving president barack obama toured a missile which was largely funned by the u.s. it is credited with intercepting more than 400 rockets. now they are shifting to the nuclear program and president barack obama and prime minister benjamin netanyahu are disagreeing on how close iran is to making a nuclear bomb. but the president's quick speech sent a message to iran about the relationship between israel and u.s. >> we have for the past 65 years united states is proud to stand with you assets greatest ally and its friend. >> reporter: they do not expect agreements to come out of his trip but we will talk more about what is at stake on this trip when i see you next, kyla campbell, kt
warfare and stealing our secrets, what has obama done, nothing. iran's advancement with nuclear weapons, nothing. and russia flying over air space, nothing. and syria, nothing. only thing i see the president doing kissing the back side of a muslim brotherhood leader morsi giving him 250 million in and jets. what's he going to do. >> i guess diplomacy don't appeal to you, and working with our allies doesn't appeal to you. no, what appeals to you, sean, is go to war. >> sean: i didn't say go to war. i asked you a question, what has he done, not a thing. russia with weapons over our air space, what is he going to do. >> not only impose sanctions, but sent the fleet out there and-- >> sanctions? >> no, no, i said we've sent military armaments to the area. >> sean: what do we do with north korea, threatening throwing nuclear weapons on american cities. >> it's clear we've been talking. >> sean: talking. >> you look at syria right now. >> sean: talking. >> we're in fact having arms sent in to the rebels, through not only saudi arabia, you look at the support we're offering to turkey in terms
capitol. what has obama done? nothing. china, they're stealing our secrets. what has obama done? nothing. iran's advancements of nuclear weapons? nothing. russian flying over american air space? what happened. nothing. the only thing i see this president is doing is kissing the backside of the muslim brotherhood leader by giving him $250,000 taxpayer dollars and f 16 jets what. is he going to do about these acts after gregs? >> you know, i get diplomacy don't appeal to you. i guess sanctions don't appeal to you. what appeals to you is going to war. >> sean: i said asked you a question. what is he going to do, juan? >> okay. let's take a look at iran. we've imposed sanctions and sent a fleet out there so we have fleets in the area. >> sean: sanctions are not working. >> we sent military armtments to the area to make it clear, don't mess around. we have been talking it's been very clear we have been talking with the chinese. talking in every way. look at syria right now. we're fact supporting having arms sent in the rebels through not only saudi arabia, you look at support we're offering t
of military action against iran? mr. prime minister, has president obama's words, have they convinced you that he is putting forth the credible military threat you have repeatedly asked for and or does he need to go further? thank you. >> why don't you go ahead and take a first swing at this. >> first of all, you know, there are so many strips of different colors on the tarmac that we -- we did have a joke about that. but obviously this matter is no joke. it relates to our very existence and to something also that president correctly identifies as grave strategic threat to the out and to the peace and security of the world. i'm absolutely convinced that the president is determined to prevent iran from getting nuclear weapons. i appreciate that. and i also appreciate something that he said, which i mentioned in my opening remarks, that the jewish people have come back to their own country to be the masters of their own faith. and i appreciate the fact that the president has reaffirmed, more than any other president, israel's right and duty to defend itself, by itself, against any threat. w
of assistance but in the strong bonds that our people share. >> president obama will meet with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu where he will reiterate the united states is preventing iran from getting a nuclear bomb. he will discuss means of maintaining civil war. he will fly to the west bank where he will have separate talks with palestinian president mahmoud abbas. >>> the ambassador going on the record to discuss what he thinks is the reason behind the president's trip. >> i think it allows president obama to check the box that he finally made it to israel. it's significant it comes after the american election. he goes to israel on his terms while the visit will be heavy with symbolism and opportunities this is a rare trip in which the substance of the visit will be divorced from the symbolism. i don't think there will be any fence mending on this trip. president obama comes with two messages one make more concessions to the palestinians and two don't think about attacking iran's nuclear weapons program. if people could hear the conversation that president obama and prime minist
peace process and iran's nuclear peace program. >> the white house is on a charm offensive. last week, barack obama spoke on israeli television, addressing directly some of israel's concerns. > i have been crystal clear about my position on iran possessing a nuclear weapon -- that is a red line for us. it is something that would not only be dangerous for israel but would be dangerous for the world, dangerous for u.s. national security interests. >> in washington, it is no secret that obama does not have a good relationship with israel's prime minister, benjamin netanyahu. even if they put on a united front in public, as here in washington last year. >> they have fundamentally different views of how to advance peace in the area. the president started off by pressuring israel to make concessions, and israel, understandably, resisted and resented, and it has been like that for the last four years, unfortunately. >> israel looks to the u.s. to safeguard its very existence. republicans are quick to point out that while obama visited egypt during his first term, he never went to israel. the
. but it is iran the top focus especially for the israeli prime minister. president obama has said recently he wants to give more chance for diplomacy, he thinks there's several more months of an opening to try to have a diplomatic solution. the israeli president told me yesterday he's fully convinced no doubts president obama would use military force if necessary if dmoems failed and iran was at the point of having a nuclear warhead. the question on this trip is to see whether prime minister netanyahu who raised doubts about the president in the past shares president perez's conviction that there's no room, no space between israel and washington on that question. >> john, i think there's very little chance we'll see president obama and prime minister netanyahu playing basketball together or something. it's always been a traditionally frosty relationship. i suppose it's a lot of fence mending going on here. is it warming up at all there? >> there is some evidence already that it's warming up a bit. look, do not expect these two very different men and their personal characteristics and their po
obama and israeli leaders both agree that something needs to be done to keep iran from developing nuclear weapons. israel threatened to take military action if iran appeared to be on the verge of having a bomb. president obama pushed for more time for peace talks but says military action is still on the table. president obama once hep weres up his -- once he wraps up this conference, he will head to speak to benjamin netanyahu where they will hold a press conference in about three hours. back to you. >> thank you. >>> a sheriff says it appears a 911 call to a middle school school in southern minnesota was a hoax. the school in new prague, minnesota immediately went on red alert and locked down each class when a caller said there was someone with an ak-47. a search of the school turned up nothing. they say everyone is southwest. this school is 45 miles southwest of minneapolis. there are about 875 students at that school in grades 6th through 8th. >>> an ohio teenager has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for a school shooting that killed three stud
minister netanyahu declared president obama is committed to stopping a nuclear iran, but then he pointed out -- >> we have different vulnerabilities, obviously, and different capabilities. we take that into account. >> reporter: president obama offered these words of reassurance to the israelis. >> i will repeat, all options are on the table. we will do what is necessary to prevent iran from getting the world's worst weapons. >> reporter: then made clear the u.s. time frame for action may differ from israel's. >> each country has to make its own decisions when it comes to the often decision to engage in any kind of military action. and israel is differently situated than the united states. >> reporter: at least the two now chummy leaders found a way to bond over all this talk of timing and red lines. >> where do you want to start? >> we're following the red line. >> following the red line, okay. >> you follow the green line all the time, right? follow the red line. >> this is a psychological ploy. >> this was minutely planned. >> also carefully planned, tomorrow the president will visit
benjamin netanyahu warns iran will have a nuclear bomb ready in the next few months. president obama believes that's still a year away and that would allow more time for peace talks. the white house doesn't expect any major agreements to come out of the president's president. the two men will be holding a -- meeting. the two men will be holding a conference and they are expected to talk to the media in less than an hour. kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> a group of 9-year-olds in berkeley convince a city council to help one of their classmates deported to mexico. students at jefferson elementary have been talking to their friend, rodrigo guzman, through skype. his family lived in berkeley for eight years. but in january, they visited relatives in mexico and they used expired travel visas. rodrigo says it's hard to adjust to life away from his friends. >> i miss my school. i miss my teachers and i really want to be over there. >> i want to help rodrigo come home. we study important people like rosa parks, martin luther king and cesar chaves
will wake up one day and find our red line has been crossed and we won't know what to do. >> president obama told american television that iran could get a nuclear weapon in under a year. do you think israel would be satisfied with a diplomatic solution? >> well, i think the two countries do look at this slightly different. if i'm israel, i look with grave concern about developments in iran, and the prime minister is right to be concerned about it. obviously, we from a further distance have a different perspective. the president i think will communicate to prime minister netanyahu that he still thinks there is time and is confident that if iran crosses the line from a potential capability that the president's policy is clear that we'll do whatever it takes to deny iran a nuclear weapon. i think he believes there's still time to resolve this short of military force. >> how do you feel about that? do you think israel will be satisfied with a diplomatic solution. >> i think israel would prefer if we use military force but if problem is able to get a verifiable agreement that will limit iran's e
timetable differs from the obama administration's timetable. they believe that if iran does decide it wants to make a nuclear weapon, then it's a year out. so they differ in that. but there is certainly agreement on what to do about iran. and both of them have said that the red line is, iran must not obtain nuclear weapons, and for iran's part, iran has always said that it is not trying to do that, but only using it for civilian purposes. ashleigh? >> i want to also, sara, thank you, bring in jessica yellin, our white house correspondent, our chief white house correspondent. jessica, it is no secret that americans do believe that israel is a, either a great allay or a friend, to the tune of about 80% of them. but when it comes to just what we should be doing, if israel decides on any kind of preemptive attack on israel, or any kind of attack, it's almost 50/50. in fact, i believe the numbers are 49, yes, 49, no, we should support that nation. those are the kind of numbers that are not lost on an administration, when they have to go in and negotiate conversations. how public will those conve
, today. any chance that obama can nudge netanyahu toward that or is the threat from iran right now too much to even go there? >> they are talking about it but i think it will be in john kerry's lap and he will be here saturday night. after going to jordan with the president we will double back to jerusalem, have dinner with netanyahu, have dinner with a couple of advisers on both sides, and they will try to move this along. it is a big stretch. my colleague, veteran journalist here, martin fletcher of nbc, says it is hard for them to come up with a new configuration. you have ynetanyahu out of a ne election. you have palestinian authority. so how you have negotiations and what the formula would be and israel surrounded byis lathe fund meantlism and war in syria, it just really is a very hard climb. but they said they are at least going to start. and i know that john kerry is very committed to this. >> andrea mitch they'll jerusalem. thanks so much, andrea. great information. >> my pleasure, thank you. >> with us now is a fellow from is a van center at middle east policy from brookings
israel, and despite the pomp and ceremony of his first visit there, huge concerns loom, like iran's pursuit of a nuclear weapon. it's the latest test of obama's frosty relationship with the israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu. cnn's john king is in jerusalem this morning. john, this is president obama's first trip to israel. how delicate, how pivotal is this visit? >> reporter: well, carol, it is fascinating. i've been here in the past with president clinton, with president george w. bush, now president obama. in the past the israeli-palestinian conflict is always at the top of the agenda but given the event in this complicated neighborhood that is now more complicated and confused than ever, the israeli-palestinian conflict is down on the list. the president wants to share information and get information from his israeli counterparts about what's going on in syria. did the government in syria use chemical weapons against its own people. that's a big question. obviously the nuclear showdown with iran. the presidentister wants assurance if that diplomacy doesn't bear fruit th
or not they will strike iran. for president obama, he has caught a lot of flak for not necessarily being supportive enough of israel publicly or seeming not being hawkish enough and for that point, he made a very strong statement about america's bond with israel. >> the united states of america stands with the state of israel because it is in our fundamental national security interest to stand with israel. it makes us both stronger. it makes us both more prosperous and it makes the world a better place. >> that's one of the reasons the obama administration said it's important to continue the spending by the united states here in israel. $3 billion a year in aid and the president got a tour of what some of that money bought. an iron dome missile defense system that had been very effective in guarding southern israeli cities against rockets coming out of gaza. that's one of the things the president has pointed to saying i support israel. i support israel's security and safety by spending money on the iron dome. the charm offensive continues later today. there is going to be a number of ceremonies, a number
if that will be in your talks to come tonight. president obama has said it will take iran at least a year to build a bomb. that's months longer than prime minister -- mr. president, are you asking the prime minister to be more patient, to hold off for at least a year on any kind of military action against iran? mr. prime minister, has president obama's words, have they convinced you that he is putting forth the credible military threat you have repeatedly asked for and that -- or does he need to go further? thank you. >> want to take a first swing at this? >> first of all, i'm -- you know, there are so many strips of different colors on the tarmac that we had -- we did have a joke about that. but obviously this matter is no joke. it relates to our very existence and to something also that the president correctly identified as a grave, strategic threat to the united states, and to the peace and security of the world. i am absolutely convinced that the president is determined to prevent iran from getting nuclear weapons. i appreciate it. i also appreciate something that he said, which i mentioned in my ope
obama would use force against iran? >> i don't think there is any chance he is going to use force. i don't think people believe his comments about all options being on the table. i don't think they believe it in tehran. i don't think they believe it in israel either. so that's why this trip is unusual. it rare to have as much a divorce between the photo-opportunity symbolism some of which we've seen on the one hand and actual policy discussions on the other. i think there will be some very tough, some very difficult conversations where president obama presses netanyahu very hard not to use preemptive military force against the iranian nuclear weapons program. on the palestinian front where president obama presses for more concessions. so that is. that's really what the visit is all about. the president comes on his own terms. he is never going to face the american voters again. he has no downside on this visit. he could pretty much say what he wants and you think he will. jenna: i would like, general keane, if you could respond to the question and get the thoughts of the rest of the pane
that president obama wanted to see. president obama who at times has been seen a little bit soft on iran for his part tried to make it seem that the united states would always have israel's back. >> the united states of america stands with the state of israel because it is in our fundamental national security interests to stand with israel. it makes us both stronger. it makes us both more prosperous, and it make the world a better place. >> reporter: president obama has an uphill battle on this charm offensive going forward. martha, a recent poll done here in israel only 10% of israelis had a favorable or likeness toward president obama. martha: hmmm. that is a pretty rough number for him there, leland. what is he doing to sort of try to win over the people in israel during this trip? >> reporter: hearts and minds. first of all he went on a tour of iron dome battery. that is what the israelis come up with defend the country from missiles from hamas and hezbollah in the northern part of the country. iron dome battery is financed by the united states. u.s. put $300 million in this. it is one of th
the israelis, whenever they have talked about iran and said iran cannot be alwed to ha a nlearapability. they can't live with them just being a few screwdriver turns away. president obama has been very careful. he has only said he would not allow iran to get a nuclear weapon. and it sounds like they're splitting hairses but they're talking about two different things. if the red line for the israelis is a capability the iranians may be close to that. if it's a weapon it may be pretty far from that . >> rose: let's north korea and the new secretary of defense saying we want to have the capacity to stop the north koreans if they decide to make an attack on the united states. do we have that technology now? >> what we have no is about 30 anti-missile batteries set up n alaska just south of fair banks and in california. and their success rate is pretty limited, charlie. when they are tested against dummy warheads, they hit about a little over 350% of those -- 50% under those ideal conditions. i would not call this a fabulous deternal. at the same time by bolstering it adding 14 over the ne
that president obama comes with two messages, one, make more concessions to the palestinians, and two, don't even think about attacking iran's nuclear weapons program. so, if people could hear the conversation that president obama and prime minister netanyahu are about to have, i think that obama's 10% approval rating in israel would go even lower. >> greta: ambassador, thank you. always nice to see you, sir. >> thank you. >> greta: okay. now to roger ailes, the man who created and launched fox news in 1996 and has been ever since. a new book gives readers an upclose look at the fox news president. and the author of "roger ailes off camera", nice to talk to you. >> nice to talk to you, too. tell me, when did you first begin talking to roger ailes about this book? >> i talked to roger, i guess in the summer of 2011. >> greta: all right. prior to 2011, i assume that he had some sort of thoughts about what you would be learning when you began the book. did anything surprise you diagnose your investigation and your reporting? >> oh, a lot of things surprised me. i'm a fox watcher and i have been for
that they will not be able to discuss anything. am i dreaming, aren't they going to talk about the iran threat and syria and the massive problems there and egypt. the region in some sense is unraveling, dan, president obama knows that. prime minister netanyahu knows that. cou so, can they get manage out of this? >> there's a lot to talk b but a lot of it is relationship repair. the first term the president, to borrow his phrase, he pursued a strategy in the middle east in which he wanted distance. he said that his u.s. relationship was perceived to close to the prime minister of israel. and so they needed to create space. here he is four years later, nothing to show for it, there's trust issues between the president and the palestinian leaders, so he is trying something different. coming to israel. bear hugging them and sending a message that they are close. as it relates to specifics, absolutely they will be discussing iran and syria and one of the things that the president will want is to reassure israel that he has their back and that he is as committed to prevention of iran developing a nuclear weap
. siemens. answers. >>> hello, everybody. here's what is happening. president obama said he would do what is necessary to stop iran from getting nuclear weapons and all options are on the table if diplomatic measures fail. maintaining $85 billion in spending cuts and avoid a government shutdown. the house could vote on the measure tomorrow. >>> and computers crashed at south korean computer companies. now it's back to "hardball." >>> welcome back. one of the more unsettling takeaways from this week's or last week's cpac conference from a video from a breakout session called trump the race card. are you sick and tired of being called a racist when you say, when you know you're not one? on monday we showed a short clip from that event where a participant suggested slaves should have been thankful for free food and lodging during those hundreds of years of slavery. a documentary was in the room as well and more video of the exchange. let's watch. >> it seems to me like you're reaching out to voters, with the program that you're offering us, at the expense of young white southern males like m
that the united states wants to give diplomacy a chance but if the diplomacy does not work that president obama is prepared to use military force against iran. now then the question of syria, it's interesting. neither government, you played the sound bite from mike rogers, the chairman of the house intelligence committee, saying there's a high probability chemical weapons were used. neither government will say much on the record. the obama administration says that if that is true, that would be the red line the president has set in the past but they haven't said whether they have the intelligence evidence to prove it. i spoke to an israeli high government source who said we're not saying anything about that right now for good reason but they promised it would be part of the private conversations between the president and the prime minister. john and christine. >> john, it really does seem like this symbolic trip, was supposed to be a symbolic trip has brought in new urgency with what's going on in syria. let's bring in chris and katherine. >> i was wondering, what are you hearing from folks on
they think iran might acquire that capability. these are not netanyahu and israel and obama here not the best of friends. so anything they can do to kind of ease what has been kind of four years of tension between the two would be good so they get on the same page. egypt, you know, the arab spring and the transition from dictatorship, which might have been a dictatorship, but nonetheless certainly helped in terms of the middle east balance of power because it did have a peace treaty with israel. that hasn't gone so well. we're talking about the war in syria spilling over into israel. there's no shortage of things to talk about. and i think i would also just add that presidents in second terms use a broader palette when they go after issues. they are looking at the history books. every president has tried to do something about middle east peace in particular between israel and the palestinians. i think that clock also ticks for the president. >> and how important is it for the u.s. and israel to see eye-to-eye, namely the leaders of this country, to see eye-to-eye specifically at a time when t
. >> let's talk about things that may get done or see some progress. president obama said to israeli tv last week, we think it could take over a year or so for iran to actually develop a nuclear weapon, but obviously we don't want to cut it too close. that would seem to be something worth discussing, the president is setting out a time frame in which iran may have nuclear capabilities. one would think that would go over with the israelis who have long been ringing the alarmt bells. what is your assessment? >> both countries' intelligence is actually pretty much in line. there's not a lot of disagreement around where the iranian program is at. i think the question that has come up is what's the best strategy, what's the best timeline for implementing that strategy for preventing iran from getting a nuclear weapon. i think it's a good opportunity for the president and the prime minister to make sure they touch base, are on the same page, sanctions and diplomacy are the president's chosen route and there are others who look to see more concrete steps sooner rather than later, and the presi
is he going to take away? what are the take aways? there are important issues, iran, sear yashgs the peayria a process. but this last one, the amazing miss, if you will. president obama when he started his first year in office, he said the peace process with the palestinians was going to be a priority and launch the effort far sooner than either bill clinton or george w. bush did in their administrations. then it fell flat quickly. what was interesting to hear what the president said when he arrived formally as to why he made this his first trip of his second term. >> across this region the winds of change bring both promise and peril. so i see this visit as an opportunity to reaffirm the unbreakable bond between our nations, to restate america's unwavering commitment to israel's security, and to speak directly to the people of israel and to your neighbors. >> and he's going to be going to ramallah meeting with the palestinian authority there, the head there, abbas in the west bank. he's meeting with jord ab's king abdullah on this trip with mubarak not in egypt anymore, the sing
different from the private conversations. i think obama brings two very tough, unpalatable messages to the israelis. number one, don't even think about using military force against iran's nuclear weapons program. and number two, you need to make more concessions to the palestinians to try and reach the two-state solution. so i think the private talks are going to be very, very tough. melissa: wow! so, given that, i mean let's move over to syria for a second. one of israel's top officials saying, it is quote, apparently clear the chemical weapons were recently used in syria, but at the same time, the obama administration says, there is no evidence to support that there was a chemical attack. so you're talking about they're at odds on these other issues. they're at odds on syria as well it sounds like? >> i think we don't know enough facts about what happened. the assad regime claimed the opposition used chemical weapons. the opposition claimed the assad regime used them. our ambassador in syria, by the way is in washington, there was no chemical weapons attack at all. here is the bot
-- no pressure. >>> tonight president obama is traveling to israel in his first foreign policy trip since winning re-election. tomorrow he'll met with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu. topping the agenda, iran's nuclear ambitions. on thursday the president will tour the west bank and meet with mahmoud abbas, president of the palestinian authority. then friday it's on to jordan for meetings with king abdullah before returning back to washington on saturday. we'll be right back. >>> welcome back to "hardball." of all the ways the iraq war was sold to the american people under false pretense, one of the most galling was we could win this war on the cheap both in lives and in treasure. a new report from brown university, the cost of war study, proves just how wrong that early promise was. the cost in lives was of course overwhelming and far more than predicted. in total, more than 190,000 people lost their lives due to the war. 70% of them were iraqi civilians. that's 190,000 people dead. to give you an idea of the enormity of that number, enough people died in that war to fill yankee stadiu
obama are starting new terms. there are major issues to be discussed. the white house is calling this a broad strategic conversation to focus on syria, iran and the israeli palestinian peace process. of course, three of the most pressing issues for these two countries today. >> if this is more about symbolism what progress can we expect from the president's meetings with the israelis and the palestinians? >> well of the three issue that will be discussed on this trip this is the one where the least progress is expected to be made. expectations have really been lowered by the white house. they made it very clear, since the trip was announced they aren't coming here with any grand plan, any new vision to get this peace process back on track. it hasn't budged in more than two years. and it will be discussed at the president's meetings with prime minister netanyahu and palestinian president mahmoud abbas. none of these three sides are optimistic at this point that negotiators will be back at the table anytime soon. >> alex, let's talk about syria. the presid
for the commander in chief, president obama just arrived in israel, his first visit as president. prime minister benjamin netanyahu welcomed him with a hug, he's using the trip to reaffirm the commitment to stop iran from building a nuclear weapon. for those who think the relations have been strained listen to the video. the israeli embassy just posted it. ♪ thank you for being a friend >> yes, that is "the golden girls" theme "thank you for being a friend." the president also plans to meet with palestinian leaders in aftereffort to restart peace talks. >>> in neighboring syria both sides in the bloody civil war are now claiming chemical weapons have been used for the first time, but the white house says there is no evidence yet to prove that. president obama has warned of possible u.s. military intervention if such weapons are used. >>> and a big development from another global hot spot, the korean peninsula. overnight the big banks and tv stations in south korea were paralyzed after an apparent cyberattack. north korea is the main suspect. >>> and here at home, autism may be far more widespr
to expect. >>> also this morning, president obama arriving in tel aviv for a three-day visit to israel and the palestinian territories. the president can be trying to reassure israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu that the u.s. is committed to preventing iran from getting a nuclear bomb. and leaders in cyprus looking for a plan "b" to secure a euro zone bailout. the country's finance minister is currently now in russia holding talks on possible financing with his russian counterparts there. the talks have been productive. let's go now to cyprus for an update for cnbc's chief international correspondent michelle caruso-cabrera. >> reporter: if the plan "b" with russia doesn't work, there's also a plan "c," underway. right now there are members of the parliament building behind me. the european union, the imf and european central bank. china helped the parliament come up with some other plan to help come up with the 5.8 billion euros that they need to come up with a bailout. the ecb is ratcheting up pressure on the country. as the member of the governing council said this morning, we
to the israeli people give me time. i'm working on iran. give me time. i have your back, israel. >> is this about become? >> no, do that in the next block. >> this time it's personal. >> on the nation's debate on gun reform. president obama's initiative to reduce violence in america has been severely weakened. harry reid has announced the most controversial and ambitious part of the president's proposal a ban on assault weapons will not make the final cut when he brings the bill up for debate. >> but, right now, her amendment using the most optimistic numbers has less than 40 votes. that's not 60. i have to get something on the floor so we can have votes on that issue and the other issues i talked about and what i'm going to try to do. i'm not going to try to put something on the floor that won't succeed. i want something that will succeed. >> senator dianne feinstein who sponsored the ban was clearly irritated. the california democrat told reporters, obviously, i'm disappointed. i tried my best but my best i guess was not good enough. you'd think congress would listen but they clearly listened t
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